All I want for Christmas is a . . . wicking bed

It seems idealistic to wish for a significant rain event when weather is at best enigmatic and at worst the collateral damage of global warming and climate change. “Permaculture’s whole principle of having to work with nature, rather than fight against it, is not just an ethical restraint. It’s also about realizing you’re not the … More All I want for Christmas is a . . . wicking bed

Permaculture . . . the real cost of the global food system

“First feel fear, then get angry. Then go with your life into the fight.” Bill Mollison Bill Mollison describes permaculture as a common sense, practical way to design your life. The system came to him in a moment of revelation. He chose the term ‘permaculture’ because of its Latin roots: ‘permanens’ meaning lasting, continuing, ongoing, … More Permaculture . . . the real cost of the global food system

Permaculture principles . . . the other six

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank Continuing from the previous post and first six permaculture principles; I’ve worked through them numerically in the order they appear in David’s Holmgren’s Permaculture Principles. However, permaculture principles can be applied in any order in all … More Permaculture principles . . . the other six

Permaculture principles . . . the first six

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” ~ Dwight Eisenhower Principles that can be applied in all situations and places are used when designing permaculture activities and projects. There are variations of permaculture principles, based on two models: those of Bill Mollison and those of David Holmgren (the co-founders of … More Permaculture principles . . . the first six

Permaculture . . . ethics

“Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening.” ~ Graham Burnett, ‘Permaculture – A Beginners Guide’ Permaculture is about designing for sustainable living. It is based on three ethics: Care for the earth; Care for people; and Fair share. To become familiar with permaculture ethics, a simple exercise is for each of the ethics, think of … More Permaculture . . . ethics

Permaculture . . . the not so good oil

“We are not good at recognizing distant threats even if their probability is 100%. Society ignoring [peak oil] is like the people of Pompeii ignoring the rumblings below Vesuvius.” ~James R. Schlesinger Following on from last week’s “if permaculture is the answer climate change is the question” … Part 2 of my research project for … More Permaculture . . . the not so good oil